And the 2013 Arkansas Cornbread Festival winners are:

Best Decoration (celebrity judges award): Capital Hotel
Best Side Dish: Sweet Soul
Best Amateur Non-traditional: Liz Hall and Elizabeth Hall
Best Amateur Traditional: Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church
Best Professional Non-traditional: Loblolly Creamery (three in a row!)
Best Professional Traditional: South on Main
Best of Show: Doug Melkovitz, Patrick Cowan and Cassie Toro

Congratulations to all! Thanks for participating.

2013 professional competitors

Afterthought Bistro and Bar

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion

Boulevard Bread Co.


Capital Hotel

Capitol Smokehouse & Grill

Fresh Ideas at Philander Smith

Hardin Farms & Market Too

Homer’s Restaurant

Loblolly Creamery

South on Main

Southern Gourmasian

Sweet Soul

The Root

Whole Foods

Your Mama’s Good Food

2013 amateur competitors

Arkansas Local Food Network

Becky Kirkpatrick

Doug Melkovitz, Patrick Cowan and Cassie Toro

Julianne Bitely

Lizzy and Lele (Liz Hall and Elizabeth Hall)

Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church

Rhonda Owen

Prizes this year are much larger! 

  • Best Overall: $1,000
  • Best Professional, Traditional: $500
  • Best Professional, Non-Traditional: $500
  • Best Amateur, Traditional: $250
  • Best Amateur, Non-Traditional: $250
  • Best Side Dish: $250